Jiří Paďour

Czech bishop

Jiří Paďour (4 April 1943 – 11 December 2015) was a Czech Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Prague from 1996 to 2001, and the Bishop of České Budějovice from 2002–2014.[1] Pad'our was born in Vraclav, Czechoslovakia.

Pad'our in 2011

On 1 March 2014, Pope Francis accepted Paďour's resignation for health reasons.[2] Pad'our died in Prachatice, Czech Republic at the age of 72.


  1. "Bishop Jiří Paďour [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org.
  2. "Biskup Paďour rezignoval a odchází z vedení českobudějovické diecéze". ihned.cz (in Czech). 1 March 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.

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